India’s real estate leaders gather to discuss the sector

GRI Club’s in-person event in India will happen in May

May 2, 2022Real Estate
On May 11th, GRI will host the GRI India Reset Day, the club's leading event in the country. Over 80 participants, among investors, developers and specialists, are expected to attend the event to share their views about the Indian real estate sector. 

This meeting will take place at Sofitel Mumbai BKC and aims to aid the discovery process for sourcing deal flow and get back on track post COVID through informal and closed-door roundtables. India’s Private Equity Investors, Fund Managers, LP’s Developers, Asset Owners, Operators and Lenders will gather for a half-day discussion on capital flow, demand and risk/reward in a series of informal roundtable conferences where all attendees are encouraged to participate.

What to Expect from GRI India Reset Day?

In an informal and intimate environment, the GRI format is designed specifically to find synergic opportunities and foster deep, productive and lasting business relationships. The opening session of the event will be about Finance & Investment Strategies where executives will discuss foreign and domestic capital, best practices to succeed in this market and investors' views.

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Discussion Rooms

The discussion rooms will cover different topics, such as investment, housing, foreign and domestic capital, ESG and residential. The event already have many confirmed names and some moderators, such as Kunaal Shah (Trilegal), Ramesh Nair (Colliers), Karan Sodi (JLL India), Shyam Arumugam (Colliers), Anuj Kapoor (StratCap Advisory), Gaurav Karnik (Ernst & Young LLP) and Sudhanshu Kejriwal (EverVantage).

Check out the complete program below:

| 12:00 pm - 13:00 pm |
Foreign capital vs domestic capital
• Inbound investors: what are the best practices to succeed in the Indian real estate market?
• How can India remain competitive in attracting and retaining international capital?
• View of investors on expected return on capital, perceived risks, market cycles, exit plan.
• No shortage of capital but where should you invest?
• ESG's impact on cheaper financing or its a myth

| 14:30 pm - 15:30 pm |
Owner-Operator Market Dynamics 
• Lease Negotiations, Renewals, Rent Reviews and Restructuring - strategies for win-win relationships.
• Are Flex Contracts the way forward
• Short Term vs Long Term contracts
• Demographics, emergence of e-commerce
• Leasing Going Down or Up- How to deal with negative pressure on rent and increase in vacancy and leverage?
• Workspace Occupation - How might space reduction impact revenue costs, rent payments and portfolio size?

| 14:30 pm - 15:30 pm |
Classic vs Alternative Residential
• Senior housing, student housing, co-living, co-housing, etc - Market transformation and demand insights. Emerging hotspots.
• Land Scarcity, Urban Positioning & Development Challenges - What challenges to overcome?
• Serviced Residential - Too much operational risk or essential to achieve sustainable rent returns?
• Development paths - Are there more institutional and long-term funds willing to invest in this type of product? Who is the ideal partner? What peculiarities drive the investment decision?

| 16:00 pm - 17:00 pm |
Primary vs. Secondary Financing
• Secondary debt opportunities now are primary debt options
• Dislocated sectors and distressed opportunities - What commands the lion's share of attention? 
• Banks' Risk Aversion - Early stage funding is the need of the hour
• Project structures - How to cope with rising costs and interest rates?

| 16:00 pm - 17:00 pm |
Are more developers going national?
• Expansion seen in regions as developers cross cities and states
• Consolidation and distress creates opportunities 
• Tier 2 and 3 cities expected to benefit
• New options for residential and warehousing
• Alternate asset classes giving for options for diversification and expansion

| 18:00 pm - 19:00 pm |
GRI Match-making for Members

For the first time ever in our program, in addition to the coffee breaks, we will offer a 1-hour dedicated slot for connecting players with synergistic interests for an informal conversation in a reserved environment and, with that, optimise the time to connect with as many players as possible. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity!

India GRI 2022